Software Developer with C++ and Javascript

Bethesda, Maryland
Sep 25, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) is part of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NCBI is the world’s premier biomedical center hosting over six million daily users that seek research, clinical, genetic, and other information that directly impacts biomedical research and public health – at NCBI you can literally help to accelerate cures for diseases!


NCBI’s wide range of applications, platforms (node, python, Django, C++, you name it) and environments (big data [petabytes], machine learning, multiple clouds) serve more users than almost any other US Government Agency according to The NCBI Taxonomy covers information on the names of nearly half a million species across all domains of life and plays an essential role in organizing information across resources at NCBI and its international partners. The Software Developer will work on solutions to support continued development of associated resources at NCBI.

Duties & Responsibilities

• Participate in development, implementation, testing, and continued maintenance of NCBI Taxonomy Information System.• Work with a diverse group of scientists, bioinformaticians and other developers to support and improve the Taxonomy project at NCBI.• Learn new technologies, keep up with the internal systems, and share knowledge with the team.




Required qualifications:

  • BS in Computer Science
  • Proficiency in C++ and JavaScript
  • Experience working in a distributed computing environment
  • Programming experience in a Linux environment
  • Experience with relational databases, Microsoft SQL or similar
  • Experience with Linux shell scripts

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience using/developing web services, web-based, and network APIs
  • Experience with AWS or Google clouds
  • Experience with ExtJS/Sencha toolkits


Due to our contractual requirements, to be eligible for this role, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at time of hire.  

Company Description

We are a trusted government partner that blends deep domain expertise with advanced technologies to help our customers solve complex problems that improve, protect, and save lives. As a rapidly growing company, we combine entrepreneurial spirit, customer focus, and an outcomes-based approach to support agency missions in health IT, life sciences, public safety, and grants management.


The Dovel Family of Companies offers employees an opportunity to advance beyond a specific role or contract, we offer a path to develop an enriching career. We believe in empowering a culture of innovation, customer success, and employee growth. 


What you’ll get…

  • Time Off! Flexible schedules and company paid holidays allow you to take the time you need.
  • Investment in YOU! 401(K) company contributions are yours to keep with no waiting period.
  • Choices! Unique healthcare plans to choose from with options like fertility and orthodontia benefits.
  • Discovery! With our tuition assistance and training programs, we support your career advancement.
  • Tax Savings! Enroll in pre-tax Health or Dependent Care Flexible Spending, HSA with company contributions, parking, and/or transit commuter benefits.
  • Support! Working parents and busy professionals – we’ve got you covered with a supportive culture, confidential Employee Assistance Program and a membership to
  • Perks! Employee discounts, peer recognition programs, company-wide wellness challenges, and fun community events.
  • A Voice! A unique culture where you can influence decisions and have your voice heard.




We are an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.